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    Arcanist Masters and their keyword models [M3E]

    Yeah, just wiping out that subordinate clause wouldn’t break anything, would reduce confusion, and would reduce wordiness. Let’s campaign for it.
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    Arcanist Masters and their keyword models [M3E]

    I can’t read that @Morgan Vening, could you give us the précis? Frankly, at this point, with the addition not only of the automatons but also the general action, I’d be open to possibly reverting that to the ‘less restricted but take an Injured penalty for using it’ option. I threw my conniption fit back when condition removal was a 6ss investment for Guild instead of something your totem available for free could facilitate. (Which reminds me there’s another master which currently has a free action with a prerequisite he and his totem can’t fulfill alone—now to remember whom and hopefully get that mended. Put prerequisites on spammable actions, fine, but don’t hinder those 25% of available master actions you don’t get to attempt multiple times.)
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    Arcanist Masters and their keyword models [M3E]

    I need to write ‘It Removes Conditions on its Melee Attack’ onna post-it note and stick that to my forehead. Maybe then I’ll remember that use of the automaton. Not that Guild is short of condition removal, but automatons are cheaper sources. Or maybe it’s the same skein of thought which made Pneumatic Upgrades in the first place: someday he will be required to hire from the rest of the living faction for counter-pick tech, let’s make it less suicidal this time.
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    Arcanist Masters and their keyword models [M3E]

    It’s a cheaper route to heal Hoffman himself, which helps now that he can’t heal himself. I am having trouble getting used to that.
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    M3E open beta- What are you going to be playing?

    It’s a wash, for me. Arcanist upgrades help him do what stompybots already do, but better: Guild upgrades give him abilities stompybots don’t have and/or let him run a type of list Guild doesn’t usually run well. He might be more killy as an Arcanist but I think I’ll find him much more useful after declaring Guild.
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    Tips for building a thematic crew in M3E

    But if you take Zipp as Outcasts, you can also bring in Von Schill for the true old school wrestling references! You could build two distinct wrestling tag teams for the differing factions.
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    Titan Resculpts?

    I am convinced Ramos is going to take one look at those and swarm three together.
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    Assembly issues addressed with new sculpts?

    The newest models I have touched have mostly been much better (more continuous assemblies—would you believe the male domador’s hat was indeed a single piece?!?!), with the exception of ribbons. Ribbons have not been deeply tabbed if they have a tab at all, more of a slight wedge to lay in a very shallow recess. The cuts across heads have been much better notched and tabbed to fit even if still tiny, a definite improvement over the floating flayed skin face-masks. The mechanical arachnid legs under the printing press had wedges which fit together like pie slices. And models poised on one foot have begun to come with magic effects for better points of contact! Whether you like the aesthetics or not, you have to appreciate no longer pinning by the slenderest of attachment points. (Glad to hear your hands are steadier!)
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    M3E open beta- What are you going to be playing?

    I want to run all the possible Dashel combos just for “...Together, they fight crime” taglines. Actually I do need table time with Nellie, still can’t point at her and say she does xyz. And if Abuela stays as she is, she can bring Marlena home to Guild and to safety, so I will have to pick up Perdita (never mind that I don’t have the pile of former Nellie mercenaries who would want a temporary berth at Latigo).
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    M3E open beta- What are you going to be playing?

    Hyperactive excitement for stompybots of course! But beta testing actually being tasks that need doing, I will probably spend more time on underplayed masters which aren’t necessarily Guild.
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    Waldo's Weekly - Rapid Eye Movement

    When ‘12 Names for 13 Tyrants’ thread got the Other Side lore added to it, I was reminded that Collodi was one of the masters affected by the first step of the ritual the Governor-General cast to spread his will over all of Malifaux (Unmask! Unmask!, Chronicles 14). Collodi may have received more backlash than the subsequent night of the failed ascension than we realized, especially if the ‘Tyrants’ prisons weakening’ theme for third edition intersects with this inexplicable desire to find the construct creator.
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    Waldo's Weekly - Rapid Eye Movement

    Oh yeah, nicknames for days! But if many crew boxes are getting new sculpts then standardized terms will have to happen eventually.
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    Waldo's Weekly - Rapid Eye Movement

    Given the relative age of the new Dreamer, I must see the new daydreams painted in black with exxxtreme fluorescent retina-searing highlights. Based with flames and about ten million skulls. What do we call this for short? Alt-Dreamer and alt-LCB and so on?
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    M3E OPEN BETA!

    @WWHSD: it wasn't worth the digital ink even to ask, after the openness was given, to ask for it to be taken away. It was immediately too late to ask. Also, I'm going to let my hair down this non-testing week and play what I want instead of what needs work spend the evening teaching the core rules changes so people aren't blindsided, guilt-free, and dreaming about what it will be like when I play what I want instead of what needs work.
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    M3E OPEN BETA!

    You weren’t playing M2E as the public face of Malifaux? 😢 (I’m glad to not have to mix rules sets any more. It was kind of a headache to remember to take the elevated terrain off the table for M2E rules.)
  16. What, like the obsidian statue which just got imported and sentient? I like the confirmation that she is the construct queen, at least in part.
  17. Bandersnatch is a great idea! The original doesn’t do it for me, as far as matching sculpt to rules. Alt-Tannen has much more of the threat-from-within menace.
  18. Mr. Tannen as unofficial proxy is more difficult. Alt-Graves was always going to be a second mature nephilim locally, just because we actually have a grow list Lilith player who has been proxying extra matures with everything Neverborn on a 50mm base already, and having something that looks like a nephilim at all will be better. Alt-Tannen is a design I love but I don’t know what Neverborn critter that sculpt suggests...suggestions welcome. As for the untangling of the collections...as a Guildie, I decided to branch into Arcanists (already having M&SU stompybots) but not Ressers (I had given the canine remains & flesh construct to the Resser when I got McMourning) or Ten Thunders (there’s a 10T McCabe main currently, which was fine while he was dual faction and we played different factions, but might get crowded when he isn’t). So the McMourning remainder of the box went to the alt-McMourning who couldn’t play without the totem etc., the McCabe to another 10T player, and I got in return some Outcasts who won’t be mercenaries any more, to go with Marlena (who need a Zipp box to make them mesh together ). The alt-performer is waiting for a Colette player to show up, but otherwise the collection untangled itself without too much fuss.
  19. I don’t care how unofficial it is, in any game I’m playing I will happily accept nightmare mounted guards as wanyudos. They’re giant wheels, they’re in what will be McCabe’s faction, close enough, paint them with extra flame-decal patterns and done. And if they end up being useless with McCabe...that’s not much different than McCabe’s box models in Guild now. And hopefully in turn my opponent won’t mind me fishing Ryle out of dead man’s hand (he asked to borrow Ryle for a flesh construct! the nerve! ).
  20. INFAMY!* Johan is already known as the renegade steamfitter to a faction and a half beyond his own (anyone even vaguely aware of the M&SU). The Midnight Stalker simply would like to be. I am giggling that Zipp basically out-flourished Wong and impressed the gremlin wrestlers so much they all defected. Or jumped ship, as it were. And I guess Merris actually likes being serenaded with “Fat-Bottomed Girls” from the airship loudspeakers. *of course you need the exaggerated inflection!
  21. Must be why I’m still here with you. I know, little mechromancer is too spoiled to run away and survive on her own on the streets, one of the many reasons Alyce holds her in contempt. But Marlena is extra wounds for the master, that happens to have AP and a neato model of her own. That’s traditionally mechanically gone against the Leveticus ‘I don’t care if I die’ playstyle. How is it going to work come third edition?
  22. There’s one easy answer: Rasputina was one of the demo crews at GenCon so we can find photos and know her rules already. However she also had a new, resculpted box there so you need to pick whether you like her current stance or the new one pictured on the card. The best blind choice is what he just said, going with the two gremmies. Wong is still going to nuke stuff, for sure, and Brewmaster just looks awesome even if his playstyle is a question mark right now. I don’t know anything about how Titania will play next edition either. Her box can be hard to find because it’s gorgeous too. McMourning might be easier to buy second-hand if you want to expand your options cheaply: dedicated Guildies might be willing to sell or trade now that he is unmasked as a filthy dirty obvious Resser. (I already traded mine to someone who bought an alt-McMourning and alt-Rafkin but needed the other models in theme.) Theoretically there should also be a Leveticus player or two who is selling because they bought him to go with his old [Resser-based] [or Arcanist-Guild based] hiring pool and want to stay in the old faction, but I haven’t found one yet. (And I was going to buy effigies off of a former Collodi player but nope, the keyword lists have gone live and he got to keep them, I’m going to have to buy retail.) McMourning has to run off of poison, that’s his thing. Not really sure how Leveticus will change with being restricted to a hiring pool. Sure, Ashes and Dust does the whole immortality thing but what about the rest? *looks sideways at her avatar photo* Why’s my little mechromancer still bound to him??!?!!
  23. *pictures the moving ice pillars being chucked overhead like a caber toss*
  24. Judging play style now is harder than it needs to be, though. The M2E wiki pullmyfinger has been mirrored on multiple sites, but not always updated (anticipating the change to M3e). The best we can do is read the master blurbs on the M3e site (the banner at the top of the forum here) and assume that masters which are aggressive with damage will probably still be aggressive with damage come next edition. I don’t expect a Misaki to set the bisento aside and start negotiations, stuff like that. I still think M2e is worth playing and learning, getting used to cards and learning when you personally want to cheat fate is going to carry over. I am just not sure how support masters (which I love) are going to play. The two new masters with their cards previewed do not look much like existing play styles at all. (Maybe if you concentrate really hard, Youko messes with card draw in a way similar to Jacob Lynch does now. Which will put two deck manipulation masters into Ten Thunders, if you like manipulating the odds as a playstyle.) Is your meta going to care about multiple people playing the same master or not? Are they playing a campaign called Shifting Loyalties (an alternate format that is getting a lot of play in the holiday season and new year)? Ask if the group has a Shifting Loyalties deck already since it can be a shared group item. Don’t be surprised if people are playing smallish games with henchman leaders, and know that the best builds for the campaign are a bit different than usual play. Good news is, all the advice for playing campaigns should still be usable.
  25. Is Allison Dade in your meta and forcing hand reveal now? It is very strange, but it hasn’t been new for awhile. And I can’t remember the last time I hit the watcher’s trigger to peek at the deck, and that’s even with it shooting Nellie to give her evidence on her defense trigger. Happy to admit a weird ability put on defense will actually fire once in awhile, though, compared to offense. Cards go on the top of the deck, not at the top. There isn’t as strong a bias about putting them either on, or at, the bottom of the deck. That is weird now that you point it out. Deck boxes, you can’t put something ‘on’ the bottom of the box, yet it works for the deck. Seems like the deck is one of those objects that exerts a linguistic gravitational pull of its own on its component cards...Language is weird.
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